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99 nissan altima jerking and cuts off but no check engine light
You may be having an issue with the EGR control solenoid sticking or not venting the EGR system and causing the problem. I would suggest to disconnect the solenoid and road test to see if problem goes away? If it...
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My 2004 maxima is getting codes p0301, p1283 and p0021, Engine rough idles and flashing check engine light
The three codes you are getting are P0301 is for misfire on cylinder number 1 and may be a failed coil or spark plug. The code P1283 is for the air flow sensor and may need cleaned or replaced and...
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02 nissan altima wont reverse
Check to see if the "manual lever" on the transmission actually moves into the reverse "detent" position. You might be able to indirectly determine that by checking to see if the reverse lights come on when you select for reverse....
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2010 Nissan Sentra isn't shifting right and cvt fluid seems ok
Nissan has issued at least two Technical Service Bulletins (TSB's) which describe operating conditions (faults) much like what you are describing. One of the Bulletins documents a fix for reduced performance as the CVT fluid temperature protection logic comes into...
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Accelerate
You may be having an engine misfire. If your check engine light is on then have a computer scan to see what codes are stored to find the cylinder that is misfiring and may need spark plugs and ignition coils...
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I was on a hill and pressed on the gas. My car started going crazy and made a really loud noise like a skidding skreech .
If the noise was accompanied by "loss of control", one or more of the drive wheels probably lost traction, engine speed then jumped significantly and when the tires regained traction the spinning wheel on the pavement caused the noise. The...
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When I release the gas to slow down almost to a stop and immediately accelerate It does like is going to shut down
After reviewing the NHTSA database for your model and model year, I do not see comparable reports or applicable Technical Service Bulletins that involve the fault you describe. As you describe the operating condition though, I would refer to it...
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I have a nissan 2000 an I just installed a fuel pump it cranks an it starts to skip an then cuts off and its hard to crank again a
Hi Keanne. Thanks for contacting us tonight. It's a bit difficult to pick out what issues exactly you are experiencing based on your question, but there are a few things you might want to check out. First, if the original...
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Backfiring
The popping sound combined with smoke is likely the result of an engine misfire. Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination...
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My car makes a creaking noise when cold but once warm it is completely quiet
Trying to pin down noises in writing can be pretty tricky. what you call a whine I might call a roar, What you call a rattle I may call a knock, you get the idea. The reason I say this...
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Distributor
As long as you did everything reverse of removal when installing the distributor, the distributor should fit in the same as the old one came out. If it is not fitting correctly I would make sure that nothing got jammed...
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Nissian Altima engine shaking after coil and plug change
You may have a timing chain tensioner or guides issue. You should try to identify where the noise is coming from and scan the computer to get codes and have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you and...
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My steering wheel became exceptionally to turn when I was pulling in to my home. I looked under my car and there's a belt hanging
This may be related to a failing power steering pump or low power steering fluid levels. As you may know, the power steering system uses a pump, normally driven by a belt. The pump supplies pressure as it is turned...
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I used 5w-30 oil instead of ow-20 in my 2013 Nissan Altima. Is my engine in trouble?
Hi Christopher. Thanks for sending in your question today. Although using the recommended oil is always best, you should be fine if you added a quart of 5w30 to your Altima. I would recommend having the oil and filter changed...
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I am missing parts of my car, it's the part between the front tire and the engine, it looked like a cover of some sort
This is called the inner fender plastic liner and protects from water and dirt from getting into the engine area. You may have to special order a new one from a dealer or if you contact our customer service they...
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How to reset check engine light on
You should replace the mass air sensor for code P0101 and then have codes cleared by using an OBD2 scanner or have a mechanic clear them for you.
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I had a lot of work done recently on my car two thermostat radiator hose coil spark plug And a couple of more stuff I can’t even r
Hi Jennifer. Thanks for sending in your question today. The Service light is a vague warning and can indicate something as simple as too many miles between oil changes to potentially serious faults in the engine. The problem could be...
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Van won't start unless pushing on the gas pedal repeatedly
Hi Michelle. Thanks for contacting us tonight. It's quite possible that you have a few, independent issues going on with your Quest. First off, when you have to continually press the gas pedal in order for the engine to start,...
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08 altima shut off now wont turn over
Based on NHTSA data this model has a relatively large number of complaints, particularly in the electrical category. Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. Then, confirm that the engine...

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